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Amerisleep AS3 Reviews

  My Amerisleep AS3 Unboxing Video (Surprise, my voice is ridiculous!) If I can (just barely) do it, you can totally tackle a bed-in-a-box by yourself. Updated 10/15/22 Amerisleep's AS5 was recently featured as the 'Best Soft Mattress in a Box' by Good Housekeeping , with the panel of reviewers noting: Pressure relief for side sleepers Taller than other boxed mattresses Good customer service    Amerisleep Mattress Reviews  We've been happy Amerisleep customers since purchasing our first AS3 mattress more than 9 years ago. Now we also have an AS2 and an AS4 (the AS3 is still our favorite). Born with chronic insomnia  (even as a baby - my family insists I was a nightmare), the struggle to improve my sleep is my life. My husband, the overly-analytical mechanical engineer, was initially skeptical of a mail-order mattress, but he was quickly won over. 2012: Wine glass test, sans wine. I was fairly confident our brand-new mattress would pass with f

10 Bedroom Decorating Ideas

SN and I have been trying to decide how to decorate our bedroom for a while. We've browsed through interior design photos and discussed bedroom decorating ideas for the last 4 years. It's a hard decision! We had actually (finally!) agreed on painting our entire bedroom, including the doors and ceiling, Sherwin Williams Naval, which is an extremely dark, sophisticated blue. Our thinking is that a bedroom should be as calming and cozy as possible in order to sleep better. What better way to achieve that than by enveloping every surface in a rich, deep blue? We loved this bedroom decorating idea. We loved it too much. Recently, we painted every wall of our guest bathroom Sherwin Williams Naval. It looks amazing (really, check out our bathroom before and after photos ), but we think it would be boring to do the exact same thing in our master bedroom. So, it's back to the drawing board. I complain, but let's face it - browsing through photos of beautiful bedrooms is fun!  In

Unique Bathroom Ideas with Paint and Wallpaper

When we designed our custom dream home, it was important to us that this not be just another cookie-cutter, builder-boring house. Well, no worries - this house is wild and unique!  But also tasteful and elegant...I think. I hope. We have 3 bathrooms and each has a one-of-a-kind style. The most bold of all is our guest bathroom, which features a vaulted ceiling so tall that visitors tend to look up and say 'WOW!' when they enter.  Sometimes they laugh. I prefer the wows. Unique Bathroom: Before Photos No, our red brick isn't going anywhere. Over the years, our bathroom decor has become rustic with a little bling mixed in. It turns out that a clawfoot tub and cowhide rug pair beautifully together. This style is perfect for a mountain home in the Southwest. The dogs are not allowed in here. Biscuit is a rebel. Our guest bathroom was okay, but the high ceilings left a lot of blank space. We've also had difficulty making the room feel light and bright, despite a wall with 4

Pamir Garden Wallpaper

Here's a sneak peek at our wallpapered hallway bathroom. I'm writing up the big reveal blog post for it right now and couldn't wait one more moment to share a photo.  Pamir Garden by Sanderson Wallpapers Isn't this just the most whimsical and charming wallpaper ever? According to the information that was included with our order, this brand is the official wallpaper of Buckingham Palace. Fancy! What's that? You know I'm a procrastinator and you can't wait one more moment (okay, more like one more week) for my hallway bathroom reveal? Here's one more photo, just because I like you: That cute butterfly is hiding a little oopsie from the wallpaper installation. I'm pretty pleased with how our bathroom looks here, but it gets even better. There has been a BIG improvement since these photos were taken and, even better, it's a project that was so easy to do. You can even incorporate it into your own wallpaper projects, just like *snaps fingers* that. 

Valentine's Day Gift Idea for a Beer Lover

Have I ever told you that Sexy Nerd is a beer brewing enthusiast? In our old house, he took over most of the garage and even cut into the wall to gain access to the empty space underneath the stairs, all in the name of expanding "Kitchen Pig Brewery". We even have an antique fire extinguisher that he has transformed into a dispenser for his keg. Years ago, fancy beer glasses seemed like a smart gift choice for him. However, I hate wrapping gifts. Even if I loved it (nope!), how the heck do you beautifully wrap 8 beer glasses? I had a better idea: Valentine's Day Gift Idea for a Beer Lover   I think the gift bag and the Sunday comics emphasize my gift wrapping point pretty well!

Thanksgiving, 2020

Thanksgiving, 2020 has come and gone. Although SN and I usually host a large meal, it was nice to enjoy the holiday with just the two of us. No guests means... Pajamas! No cleaning the house! No makeup! (To be honest, I sort of regretted this one while looking through the photos we'd taken.) My plan was to have a light breakfast of plain yogurt and almonds. On a holiday that revolves around eating, you should save room for the good stuff, right? SN had other ideas. To be fair, this is also good stuff. Just ignore the mess. There wasn't much reason to tidy up, considering the mess of all messes right in the middle of our hallway: Construction! I'll come back to this in a future blog post. Come to think of it, as long as you are ignoring the mess, you really should also be sure to ignore the dog hair. So. Much. Dog. Hair. Olive and Bernadette look so guilty. And they should! We thought we were done with dog hair when we adopted Olive. She doesn't shed at all - lucky us. T